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Art from the ashes : a Holocaust anthology

Author: Lawrence L Langer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is a collection of personal accounts, many of them by Holocaust survivors, like Elie Wiesel and primo Levi, but some by people who were devoured in the cataclysm and whose writings were found where they had hidden them.

The fiction langer collects highlights the reality of the Holocaust with intensity.


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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Personal narratives
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence L Langer
ISBN: 0195075595 9780195075595 0195077326 9780195077322
OCLC Number: 516609895
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 682 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: GENERAL INTRODUCTION: On Reading Holocaust LiteratureI THE WAY IT WAS1: Jankiel Weirnik,: One Year in Treblinka from The Death Camp in Treblinka: A Documentary2: Kulmhof (Chelmno): Extermination Camp from "The Good Old Days"; The Holocaust and Seen By Its Perpetrators and Bystanders3: Frantisek R. Kraus,: "But Lidice is in Europe!" from Terezin4: Jacques Furmanski,: "Conversation with a Dead Man" from ir Haben Es Gesehen5: Charlotte Delbo,: "Voices" from Days and Memory6: Christopher R. Browning,: "One Day in Jozefow: Initiation to Mass Murder" from Lessons and Legacies: The Meaning of the Holocaust in a Changing World7: Primo Levi,: "Shame" from The Drowned and the Saved8: Jean Amery,: "Torture" from At the Mind's Limits9: Elie Wiesel,: "A Plea for the Dead" from Legends of Our TimeII JOURNALS AND DIARIES (Introduction)1: Abraham Lewin,: "Diary of the Great Deportation" from A Cup of Tears; A Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto Langer (Holocaust Anthology)2: Joseph Zelkowicz,: "Days of Nightmare" from Lucy S.Dawidowicz, A Holocaust Reader3: Avraham Tory,: "Memoir" from Surviving the Holocaust: The Kovno Ghetto DiaryIII FICTION (Introduction)1: Ida Fink: "The Key Game," "A Spring Morning" from A Scrap of Time and Other Stories3: Isaiah Spiegel,: "Bread" From Midstream4: Bernard Gotfryd: "The Last Morning" from Anton the Dove Fancier and Other Tales of the Holocaust5: Aharon Appelfeld: Tzili6: Tadeusz Borowski: "This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen" from This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen7: Arnost Lustig: "Infinity" from Street of Lost Brothers8: Adolf Rudnicki: "The Crystal Stream" from Ascent to Heaven9: Alexander Kluge: "Lieutenant Boulanger" from Attendance List for a Funeral8: Jakov Lind: "Resurrection" from Soul of Wood9: Pierre Gascar: "Season of the Dead" from Beasts and Men and The SeedIV DRAMA (Introduction)Joshua Sobol: GhettoV POETRY (Introduction)1: Abraham Sutzkever: "War," "Faces in Swamps,"(I-V) "My every breath is a curse." "How?" "Grains of Wheat," "Stalks," "Frozen Jews," "Resurrection," "Black Thorns" from A. Sutzkever: Selected Poetry and Prose "In a Cell," "For My Child," "Burnt Pearls," "Poem About A Herring," "Self-Portrait" from Burnt Pearls: Ghetto Poems of Abraham Sutzkever2: Dan Pagis: "Autobiography," "Europe, Late," "Written in Pencil in the Sealed Railway-Car," "The Roll Call," "Testimony," "Instruction for Crossing the Border,"Draft of a Reparations Agreement," "Footprints," "Ready for Parting" from Points of Departure3: Paul Celan: "Death Fugue," "Aspen Tree," "With a Variable Key," "Nocturnally Pouting," "Tenebrae," "There Was Earth Inside Them," "Psalm," "Alchemical," "Radix, Matrix," "Tabernacle Window," " ...And No Kind Of" from Paul Celan: Poems "From Things Lost," "Sound-Dead Sister-Shell," "In the Corner of Time," "From the Beam" from Last Poems4: Miklos Radnoti: "War Diary," "Il Faut Laisser...," "Guard and Protect Me," "In A Troubled Hour," "Like Death," "Floral Song," "The Fifth Eclogue (fragment)," "O Ancient Prisons," "Dreamscape," "Fragment," "Root," "A la Recherche...," "Forced March," "Razglednicas" from Zsuzsanna Ozsvath and Fredrick Turner, eds., Foamy Sky: The Major Poems of Miklos Radnoti5: Nelly Sachs: "O the night of the weeping children!" "Even the old men's last breath," "What secret cravings of the blood," "You onlookers," "If I only new," "Chorus of the Rescued," "Chorus of the Unborn," "Night, night," "If the prophets broke in," "O the homeless colors of the evening sky!" "In the evening your vision widens," "Peoples of the earth," "Landscape of screams" from O The Chimneys and The Seeker and Other Poems6: Jacob Gladstein: "Good night, World," "God is a Sad Maharal," "I Have Never Been Here Before," "Smoke," "Cloud-Jew" from Richard J. Fein, ed., Selected Poems of Yankev GlatshteynVI PAINTERS OF TEREZIN1: Leo Haas: "The Affair of the Painters of Terezin" from Terezin2 20 halftones (black and white):
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence L. Langer.


This anthology of Holocaust literature is composed of selected fiction, poetry and drama, as well as memoirs, transcripts of interviews with survivors and diaries. It is envisaged as a textbook for  Read more...


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the single most significant anthology of Holocaust writing yet published in English Times Literary Supplement

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